Among the main operations of the year are at least to remember, with regards to the production, the installation of a new modern production capacity in Poland (active in 2017); the acquisition of a business unit and the Forest brand in Hungary; the massive investments in technological innovation of converting lines ( Constellation Perini technology ) which will increase even more the quality of the product rolls; the start of construction work on the integrated plant in Circleville, Ohio, destined to become the most important US and the most modern of the entire Group.
Regarding the marketing activities it is worth to mention:
- the decision to proceed with FSC certification for 100% of the consumer products sector in Italy, Great Britain, Spain, France and the Benelux;
- the launch in Italy of sofidelshop.com, the first portal of e-commerce of the Group;
- the Presentation on the US market of Sofidel brand for the AFH sector, Papernet;
- the implementation of a number of stakeholder engagement activities, aimed at sharing common goals and build cooperative relations ever stronger with our fellow travelers. Among these we remember the “Sofidel Sustainability Suppliers Award” established to raise awareness and encourage our suppliers to take the way to sustainable development.
Based on these assumptions, it is possible to look ahead to the future with confidence and optimism. Aware that this passion towards tomorrow, translated also this year into attention to technological innovation, collaboration with stakeholders and further implementation of sustainability as a lever for competitive development, will fuel our balanced and sustainable growth pathway.
Something that yesterday, as today, is part of the Sofidel DNA.
In a world where the problems of overpopulation, the concern about the impacts of human activity on natural systems (climate, biodiversity …) and the research for new, more efficient social and economic balances are the new priorities, Sofidel wants to continue to guarantee prosperity for all its stakeholders through the creation of shared value: a company be able to deal with the question of “integral ecology” that rises from the contemporary world.
Well-known, to quote the famous words taken from “Letter to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke, that ” the future enters us in this way in order to be transformed in us, long before it happens”.
CEO Sofidel Group
Chairman Sofidel Group